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Beaverton Bird Watch: Birding on the fly

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Birding on the fly

By Donna Wiench, Portland Audubon The first time I went to Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve southwest of Hillsboro, was for an Audubon Society of Portland Birdathon outing. It was 7:00 am and raining hard. Still, without leaving the large covered porch, our group led by Jackson Bottom’s Education Director Steve Engel, identified about 25 species. […]

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PGE Update: Summer fun is waiting for you at PGE parks & campgrounds

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
PGE Update: Summer fun is waiting for you at PGE parks & campgrounds

By PGE Staff Question: Why does PGE own parks? Where are they located, and what activities can I do there? Answer: We’re committed to being good environmental stewards of the rivers and lands adjacent to our hydroelectric plants. We offer parks and campgrounds to help fulfill that responsibility and give back to the community. We […]

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Pets are People Too: Summer safety tips for pets & their owners

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Pets are People Too: Summer safety tips for pets & their owners

By Jennifer Keene Summer is our busiest time of year here at the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter. While we certainly don’t want to be bored, we’d love to prevent some of the things that put animals in danger. Pets on the Loose Our busiest day of the year is the 4th of July. Many pets […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Combat those seasonal allergies

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Combat those seasonal allergies

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Here in Beaverton, spring and summer can seem like the perfect time of year. For once, it’s actually sunny out, and over 50 degrees! However, those of you with allergies see right through this disguise. Warm weather means more flowers and blooming trees, which means more of that yellow powdery […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Golden Chinkapin

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Golden Chinkapin

By City Landscape Staff Common Name: Golden Chinquapin Binomial Name: Chrysolepis chrysophylla Soil Type: Dry Sunlight: Part shade to Part sun Form/Growth: Can vary in size from small shrub to 150’ tree Plant Type: Tree or shrub Foliage: Leathery, evergreen leaves. Flowering: Yes. Unique in several ways, the Golden Chinquapin is an especially beautiful part […]

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Beaverton Education Foundation: BEF receives WE Award!

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Education Foundation: BEF receives WE Award!

By BEF Staff On Thursday, May 10th, the Beaverton Education Foundation, along with the BSD Future Ready team received the Beaverton School District’s WE Award for Outstanding Community Partnership for their work on iX18. “When we were approached by the BSD Future Ready team about iX18, the Foundation was thrilled to help!  It was wonderful […]

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Community Message: June is a good time to get outside and meet your neighbors

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: June is a good time to get outside and meet your neighbors

By Rev. Jeff Binder When I was little, I remember the excitement that came with the first weeks of June: summer had arrived and school was done for the year! It was time to play outside and play outside we did! My friends and I would approach each day with simple joy, gathering at each […]

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Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Ella

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Ella

Ella is a 5 year old Kindergartner at St. Cecilia and she is a super student because she is working one year above grade level in both math and reading. At only 5 years old, Ella is demonstrating how a solid foundation at an early age can start students on the right track to success. […]

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Literary Corner: The Barista

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: The Barista

“I’d like a triple grande mocha Frappuccino with extra whip, please,” said the girl wearing track pants and a fitted t-shirt with the words “No Probllama” stamped over a picture of a llama with sunglasses. “I like your shirt,” said the barista as he typed in her order. “Thanks,” she said, smiling brightly at him. […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Enjoy your daily struggle

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Enjoy your daily struggle

By Spencer Rubin This month, I am rebooting a past CATALYST, that I feel is appropriate for the times. I work with a lot of people.  Young Kids, Teens, Adults…and one thing I see a lot of in today’s world…is…IMPATIENCE! In the fast moving, technological/instant gratification world we live in…people (young & old) I see […]

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